[We know: Hard to resist. Back away from the potato salad! You could eat up to 3,000 calories at your Labor Day BBQ, according to a recent study by Fo...
Researchers found that 90 percent of hosts serve fattening side dishes like mayo-loaded salads and chips and dip, 50 percent of cookout-goers head back to the buffet for seconds, and over 20 percent go for thirds. Unfortunately, those not-so-small helpings add up to about 3,000 calories—500 more than the daily recommended amount for a typical guy.
Chances are, you’re not going to skip the heaping piles of food—an end of summer BBQ only comes around once a year (and who doesn’t splurge at a family cookout?). But if you want to keep your diet on track this weekend, simply slow down. Pay attention to your first few bites, savor the flavors in your mouth, and feel the swallow. In a study in the journal Appetite, slow eaters were half as likely to grab seconds or snacks later—and enjoyed their food more—than those who ate fast.
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